Manuscript, Talent and Beta Reader Guidelines

Do you have work you would like published? If so, please follow the Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Would you like to let us know about your other publishing-related skills, such as copy editing, print management, illustration, graphic design, website design/build, voice acting, or publicity? If so, please follow the Publishing Talent Guidelines

Are you an avid reader who would like a sneak preview of our forthcoming titles? If so, we would invite you to join our beta readers group. Have a look at our Beta Reader Guidelines to see if it's for you.

We look forward to hearing from you!

What subjects and genres interest us?

Here at Elterwater Press we're a bit of an eclectic bunch, but our primary interest is in fiction, particularly:

  • historical fiction;
  • fantasy; 
  • science fiction.

We will certainly consider other genres - what we really love are captivating stories that move and/or excite us, whatever the genre.  

We prefer work written for teens, young adults and older age groups.

We will consider graphic novels. 

We will also consider illustrated children's books, although it'll have to really wow us, as this is a challenging market.

Title image - Loweswater Valley on a hazy summer's day, with Crummock Water visible in the background.
Photo: Peter Fox.